A new dreamy textile doll arrived in my shop! She comes in a beautiful vintage presentation box, of which I found a few in a local shop here. They look so old and from another time and place, they inspired me to make this new textile creature. The doll is called Amathyst. For her I used a lot of lovely vintage and antique lace, dusty pink Teeswater fleece and beads. I painted ivy branches over her neck and face with water colors. On her chest she wears a little amethyst, and flowers made of vintage lace and gold thread.
After months of sewing and painting I have a new collection of dolls ready! -Leopold the Bird King -Lovissa the Bird Queen -Joan and the Spirit -Hildegard and the Hummingbird -Mother Melancholia -Josephine Wolf They will be available in my shop from today
Happy October everyone! Just in between collections I have made these three ghostly sisters especially for Samhain. These deity spirits roam the clouds and fog of the wilderness, luring the enchanted souls of the living into the unknown realms of the dead
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No such thing as rest for an obsessed doll maker, there is always so much stitching to be done, so many creatures to be made, so much lace to be used, and so many wings to be sculpted.. Yes, I am working on a new collection of dolls and this is the first piece in the making! A girl holding a hummingbird made entirely of fabric, his wings needle sculpted and his body painted with pale blue and green. As I was listening to the beautiful and serene music of Hildegard von Bingen, I came up with this creation. She…
Woohoo! I just delivered my first proper collection of pieces to the most magical shop in the land! Over the moon to be part of the creation that is The Imaginarium in York. The pieces will be available there from mid October. More pictures and updates soon. Thank you Warren, Marcus and Finn for such a warm welcome (and a fine selection of Yorkshire fairy tale soap!!)
This weekend was one of full circle, wrapping up two months of creating, sore fingers and no social life what so ever (a true joy for me in fact!) Not only was there a splendid full moon including eclipse, it was also time to take photographs of my first real collection of dolls which I made for a somewhere very special and top secret (to be revealed in October!) Because these photographs are also for publication (again for a something special and secret, to be revealed in February!) I had to make sure I did a good job My lovely…
The Ghost of Jane Eyre and Mother Melancholia having a lovely afternoon together
Today I am working on this textile art doll lady with my new doll’s head technique I think she looks rather dreamy..
Today I am working on one of the final pieces for the ever so secret collection which will be released in October in a someplace special! I can’t wait to share with you the new dolls I have created for this, but will have to be a little patient still In the mean time I will be posting little sneak peaks of their progress though